17 May, 2011

Keel-billed Motmot

Scientific Name: Electron carinatum

Population Estimate: 2.5-10K, Vulnerable status

Range / Habitat: Tropical lowland and montane moist forest in a small number of localities on the Caribbean slope of south Mexico, south Belize, Guatemala, north and central Honduras, north-central Nicaragua, and north-central Costa Rica

Field Notes: Small olive-coloured motmot, rather dull for the species except for turquoise brow and tuft below bill. As with all motmots, nests in holes in the ground.

Personal Notes: Seen at Arenal Hanging Gardens.

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